Those of us in Florida, as well as the Carolinas and Georgia, have our eyes on Hurricane Irma right now. If you’re an indie musician with gigs scheduled for the weekend, I imagine you’re fretting over what this massive storm will decide to do to your home and your wallet. Continue reading What will Irma do to you?
If you do music fulltime, you already have an idea of the challenges. Unless you have a team of helpers, you’re where the buck stops.
You do the promoting. And the booking. And the contract bids. And equipment maintenance. Press inquiries. Booking agency contacts. Taxes. Practices, and whatever else demands attention.
Amid all that, where is the creative time? Continue reading Booked and ready to gig, but short on creative time?
When I was in college, I took a job with a successful businessman. I worked for him for years, until I got a job in media. I often joked I should have paid him for an education instead of the university I went to.
I learned many things from him, but one of the most valuable was also one of the simplest. Continue reading Indie artists: Do you have a written plan?